Monthly Archives: February 2011

Canadian Saik'uz First Nation says no to oil pipline

A Michigan independent news network reports that the Saik’uz First Nation of British Columbia has refused and offer by the Enbridge company of $1.5 billion and a 10% stake in a pipeline project that would move tar sands oil across … Continue reading

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Oil spill destroys Bayou Indians way of life

News From Indian Country reports on the United Houma Nation and the more than 20,000 American Indians in coastal Louisiana who trace their roots to Houma, Chitimacha, Choctaw, and Biloxi tribes. Even before the oil spill in the Gulf of … Continue reading

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Uranium mining in the Grand Canyon!!??

I just received an email with news that somehow I missed in January 2010. Apparently, the news reported back then that Dennison, a Canadian company, had started uranium mining under some kind of international agreement on the north side of … Continue reading

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Canadian Tribe leased land for fracking – protests arise

In the Autumn of 2010, Kainaiwa Resources Inc. (KRI) – a corporation wholly-owned by the Blood Tribe in Canada- signed an agreement with Murphy Oil and Bowood Energy. The Blood Tribe will receive at least $50 million and potentially more … Continue reading

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Native American group and environmentalists sue feds to block six solar projects in California

The Los Angeles Times reported on a law suit by the Native American group La Cuna de Aztlan Sacred Sites Protection Circle and environmentalists to block six enormous solar projects approved by the Department of the Interior. The projects include … Continue reading

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New article on the Doctrine of Discovery in Brazil

I just posted a 25,000 word article on SSRN entitled “Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery.” I co-wrote the article with a native of Brazil. In this article, we examine the legal history of Portugal and Brazil … Continue reading

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Mohawk Communities Oppose Nuclear Waste Shipments

The Mohawk Councils of Kahnawà:ke, Tyendinaga and Akwesasne issued a joint statement Feb. 9 rejecting the planned shipment of nuclear waste through the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway system. They are protesting the Feb. 4 decision of the Canadian … Continue reading

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